False and friv­o­lous charges refer to cas­es where the accuser is using a sex­u­al harass­ment com­plaint to accom­plish some end oth­er than stop­ping sex­u­al harass­ment.  It does not refer to charges made in good faith, which can­not be proven.  Giv­en the seri­ous­ness of the con­se­quences for the accused, a false and friv­o­lous charge is a severe offense that can itself result in dis­ci­pli­nary action.

Admin­is­tra­tive Contacts

Illi­nois Depart­ment of Human Rights
(217) 785–5100Springfield
(217) 785‑5119 TDD Springfield
(312) 814‑6200 Chicago
(312) 263‑1579 TDD Chicago

Illi­nois Human Rights Commission
(217) 785‑4350 Springfield
(217) 785‑5119 TDD Springfield
(312) 814‑6269 Chicago
(312) 263‑1579 TDD Chicago

Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ty Commission
(312) 353‑2713 Chicago
(800) 669‑3362
(800) 800‑3302 TDD